Why does the Bible use morning star to refer to both Yahushua (Jesus) and Satan?

Revelation 22:16

“I, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, have sent My messenger to witness to you these matters in the assemblies. I am the Root and

the Offspring of Dawiḏ, the Bright and Morning Star.”


Revelation 2:28

27and he shall shepherd them with a rod of iron, as the potter’s vessels shall be broken to pieces, as I

also have received from My Father. 28“And I shall give him the morning star.


Isaiah 14:12-15

12 “How you have fallen from the heavens, O הֵילֵל, (hay-lale’ From H1984 the morning star: – Lucifer)

son of the morning! You have been cut down to the ground, you who laid low the gentiles! 13 “For you

have said in your heart, ‘Let me go up to the heavens, let me raise my throne above the stars of Ěl, and

let me sit in the mount of meeting on the sides of the north; 14 let me go up above the heights of the

clouds, let me be like the Most High.’ 15 “But you are brought down to the grave, to the sides of the Pit.


In ancient times the idea of a morning star was one of a bright star that outshines others. In Isaiah, the

poetic structure of chapter 14 uses the phrase to describe the greatness of Satan prior to his fall in

contrast with his evil in rebelling against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.


In Isaiah 14:12 we read, “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn!” The King James and

New King James Versions use “Lucifer, son of the morning” in place of “Day Star, son of Dawn.” The

larger context of this passage is traditionally interpreted as referring to Satan and his fall from heaven.


Job 38:4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.

5 Who set its measurements, if you know? Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 Upon what were its

foundations sunk? Or who laid its corner-stone, 7 when the morning stars sang together, and all the

sons of Elohim shouted for joy?


With Yahushua, the concept of the morning star is used to also note His greatness. This is clear from the

other title used of Him in the same verse, “the root and descendant of David.” Of great importance is

the fact that Yahushua is noted as the bright morning star. His greatness is far above all others. Satan

could not cause Yahshua to sin (Matthew 4:1-11), could not stop His plans, nor defeat Him through

death. Satan will ultimately be defeated by Yahshua and cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:7-10).


It is important to note also that using a similar idea to compare both Satan and Yahshua does not mean

they are similar. This same idea of comparison is even used in the Bible with Yahshua and Satan with

another idea, that of a lion. In 1 Peter 5:8 Satan is described as a roaring lion who seeks to devour

believers. Yet Yahushua is also called a lion, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, in Revelation 5:5.


Both Satan and Yahushua are powerful, yet the power of the Messiah is infinitely greater. Colossians

1:16-17 teaches, “Because in Him were created all that are in the heavens and that are on earth, visible

and invisible, whether thrones or ruler-ships or principalities or authorities – all have been created

through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all, and in Him all hold together.” John 1:3-5 adds,  “All

came to be through Him, and without Him not even one came to be that came to be. 4 In Him was life,

and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not

overcome it.”


Most translations read like this; 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in

earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things

were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Christians love to use these verses to say “see Jesus is God, He created everything,” but that is a

misunderstanding because the wolves in sheep clothing love to twist Scripture. The correct meaning is

that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 GAVE Yahushua all the power to create and hold together see Matthew 28:18 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏

came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Other

verses confirm as in Ephesians 1:21, Matthew 28:18-20, Colossians 2:10, John 3:35, and many more.